Featured Events

Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate. At the Idaho Botanical Garden, we do all three of those with style and passion. From local musicians to locally grown grapes for wine, our events focus on celebrating Idaho’s uniqueness. The landscape provides a stunning backdrop for the community to interact and celebrate.



Bug-DayBug Day – August 19, 2017

Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts.


Fall-Harvest-FestFall Harvest Festival -October 7 & 8, 2017

Celebrate the fall season in the Garden. Among the creative Scarecrow displays, you can enjoy live music, hay rides, games, and kid’s activities.



Great-Garden-EscapeGreat Garden Escape 

“It’s cooler in the Garden!” Picnicking in the Garden on a long summer evening with live music is a great Idaho tradition.



Grow the Garden Party – Save the Date June 22, 2018

Grow the Garden Party is a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions and music.






Movie Night in the Garden – Sept. 28, 2017

Bring the family and join us for a FREE screening of Back to the Future on Outlaw Field!



Public-Gardens-DayNational Public Gardens Day – May 12, 2017

National Public Gardens Day celebrates America’s public garden and their role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.


RethinRethinking-Idahoking Idaho Landscapes – February 18, 2017

The Idaho Botanical Garden & the University of Idaho continue this popular and important community forum. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools & information useful for gardening in Idaho.


Plant-SaleSpring Members Plant Sale – May 11, 2017

Garden enthusiasts look forward to this event each spring. The Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale offers water-wise and unique plants for your private garden.


Private-Garden-TourPrivate Gardens Tour  -June 11, 2017

Enjoy a variety of delightful private gardens on the Boise Bench. Now in its 31st year, the Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden, its plants and programs.


Scarecrow-StrollScarecrow Stroll – throughout October

Scarecrows can be found peeping out around the trees and shrubs welcoming guests to the Garden for the Eighth Annual Scarecrow Stroll!



Winter-Garden-aGlowWinter Garden aGlow – opens Thanksgiving Night!

You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter?



Partner Events

Plein-AirPlein Air Paint Out 2016

The Plein Air Painters (PAPI) and the Idaho Botanical Garden invited Garden members, guests, staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors to the 12th annual painting event at the Garden.


Savor-182x159Savor Idaho 2017 – SOLD OUT

In partnership with the Idaho Wine Commission, the Idaho Botanical Garden welcomed back Savor Idaho, Idaho’s premier wine and food event.


Adult Swim on the Green Tour  – June 26, 2017

The Garden’s Outlaw Field hosts Adult Swim’s on the Green Tour in Boise for an exclusive night of Adult Swim screenings – 18+.


Tour de Fat Boise w/Blackberry Smoke  – August 12, 2017

The Garden’s Outlaw Field hosts the Tour de Fat Boise Party presented by Fat Tire!

24th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show

The Idaho Water Garden and Koi Society is hosting their 24th Annual Koi and Goldfish Show at the Idaho Botanical Garden on Saturday, August 26th 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to this FREE event!






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